What do you get when you combine White Goose Down and Primaloft® synthetic fills in the same garment? The answer is top-notch performance for technical activities at low temperatures in variable conditions. The Dual Series features baffled high quality down on the front panels with Primaloft® insulation on the shoulders, sleeves and back.
Where we use down, we also use our proprietary Araneum fabric (a 20 denier nylon Ripstop fabric that is 33% stronger and only 10% heavier than 15 denier fabrics). Araneum is a spectacular insulating shell material because it is windproof and water resistant without the use of any coatings. This means the fabric has a natural tendency for trapping heat, yet it remains one of the most packable materials on the market.
We use our hyperlight HiTex15 fabric on the shoulders and hood where the jacket is most exposed directly to the elements from above or compression points from carrying a pack.
HiTex15 is a special hyperlight Ripstop nylon that weighs less per square meter than our proprietary Araneum with a DWR treatment to make it waterproof, durable, yet still packable.
In short, each type of insulation and exterior fabric has been used in a way that maximizes its specific attributes to produce a garment that will both keep the core warm like only down can and keep the body dry like only Primaloft® can. Cool…Download the photo in high resolution:Black Brilliant blue Anthracite